It's early in the evaluation process but one of the top 2018 prospects on the West Coast comes from Encino (Calif.) Crespi in Brandon Williams.
The 6-foot-1, 165-pound point guard has terrific speed, ball handling ability and can use his handle to create for himself and teammates.
Williams' successful summer helped quickly propel his stock and on Monday night at the Redondo Union Pacific Shores Tournament he looked the part of a high major prospect, hitting jumpers off the dribble, setting up teammates for jumpers and using his lateral quickness to defend the position well.
"I feel like I'm improving," Williams said. "I'm getting stronger. I need to do a better job of reading the defense, coming off screens and taking charges."
It hasn't taken long for Williams' recruitment to get going, as USC and Grand Canyon have already offered scholarships, with interest coming in from Arizona, Arizona State, California, North Carolina, NC State, San Diego State and Virginia.
Two schools are showing Williams the most love early.
"Cal and Arizona are recruiting me the hardest," Williams said, before discussing what he likes about each of those programs.
California: "I like how close they are; they're a family down there. They want you to feel welcomed."
Arizona: "I like everything about their program. It's always been a dream school since I grew up watching them. I've always looked up to Stanley Johnson."
Whether or not location will play a role in Williams' ultimate decision, which isn't expected to be made any time soon.
"I'm not sure yet," he said. "Part of me wants to stay in L.A. and part of me doesn't. I have a long way to go; I'm probably not going to worry about it until my senior year."